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  • 06 Aug
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rays left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno has been in the wrong place at the wrong time twice this week.Cedeno was throwing in the bullpen but not ready to go in the seventh inning when left-handed hitter Eddie Rosario put Minnesota ahead with a pinch-hit two-run homer, and the Twins beat the Tampa Bay 6-2 on Friday night.Cedeno was preparing to face lefty Joe Mauer two hitters down the line when Rosario hit for Byron Buxton. Cedeno never got in the game after that.I had just gotten up, he said. Not enough time.On Tuesday, Cedeno was left in against right-handed hitting Salvador Perez and gave up a two-run homer in a 3-2 loss to the Royals -- manager Kevin Cash said he would lose a little sleep over his decision to stick with Cedeno, who specializes in pitching to left-handed hitters.Rosarios homer came off Erasmo Ramirez (7-9), who had walked Eduardo Escobar. Miguel Sano homered in the eighth and Mauer drove in the final two runs with a double in the ninth for the Twins, who have won seven of nine.Rosario has homered in both of his at-bats as a pinch hitter this season. He was looking offspeed and got it against Ramirez.When the pitching coach is talking to the pitcher, I think hes telling him not to throw me a fastball on the first pitch, said Rosario, who got a changeup and drove it over the right-field wall for his seventh homer.I was just hoping for a hit to maybe get even, and he gave me more than I could ask for, Twins manager Paul Molitor said.Brad Millers solo homer off starter Ervin Santana gave the Rays a 2-1 lead in the sixth. It was the fifth homer in seven games for Miller and his 20th of the season.Santana (5-9) struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on six hits.Mauers two hits raised his average to .402 in 31 games career at Tropicana Field.Brian Dozier drove in the games first run with a third-inning triple. Dozier stretched his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest active streak among AL players.The loss ended the Rays streak of 10 games in which they had given up no more than three runs.We didnt capitalize on some opportunities, Cash said. We let the game get away, left too many pitches up in the zone that those guys can handle and the ball left the ballpark.Rays starter Blake Snell gave up one run on four hits while striking out seven in 5 1/3 innings.DAMAGED GOODS?Lucius Fox, a shortstop prospect acquired from the San Francisco Giants in a trade for left-hander Matt Moore on Monday, has a bruised left foot, the Rays confirmed. The Tampa Bay Times reported the Rays were not informed of Foxs injury by the Giants, and Tampa Bay may seek additional compensation from San Francisco as a result. The Times said Foxs injury could cost him the rest of the minor league season.NO MORE MOCKSThe Twins, who started the season 11-34, would move out of the AL basement with a sweep of the weekend series.We were being somewhat mocked about (being) on pace to set the all-time record for losses, and I understand why people enjoy doing those things when the season goes up in smoke early, Molitor said.SWITCHING SPOTSMiller had his first workout at first base with coach Tom Foley after moving from shortstop due to Tampa Bays acquisition Monday of Matt Duffy from San Francisco. Teammates Chris Archer and Evan Longoria took flips covering first after grounders hit to Miller. The switch could come next week when Duffy is expected back from a left Achilles tendon strain.TRAINERS ROOMTwins: 3B Trevor Plouffe played an entire game at third base Friday night in his fourth rehab game at Triple-A Rochester. He could be activated as early as Monday.Rays: OF Desmond Jennings was out of the lineup due to knee soreness. ... Cash said reports were very impressive on RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery), who allowed one earned run over three innings in his second start Thursday night for Class A Charlotte after shutting down his rehab assignment 2 1/2 weeks ago because of fatigue.UP NEXTTwins: RHP Jose Berrios will make his second start since being recalled from Rochester. He won Monday at Cleveland.Rays: Chris Archer (5-15) leads the majors in losses and can regain the AL lead in strikeouts with four in Saturday nights game. Wholesale Fake Air Max 720 . After a replay, the winner will meet Sunderland in the quarterfinals. Sagbo did well to control Sone Alukos right cross and fire past Brighton goalkeeper Peter Brezovan. Aluko was making his first start in four months after recovering from an Achilles injury. Discount Fake Air Max 720 . -- San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $15,570 by the NFL on Wednesday for his hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday. . You can watch the game live on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The Flyers had won seven of eight before dropping their last two outings on consecutive days over the weekend. Philadelphia was handed a 6-3 loss by the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon before dropping a 4-1 decision to the Rangers the following night in New York City. Fake Air Max 720 2019 . R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Blue Jackets to a franchise-record for consecutive wins with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings. Fake Nike Shoes . Dukurs winning time was 1 minute, 45.76 seconds, a quarter-second better than Russias Alexander Tretiakov. Lativas Tomass Dukurs was third, 1.41 seconds off the pace. Jon Montgomery of Eckville, Alta. STORRS, Conn. -- Katie Lou Samuelson was expected take on more of the scoring load for UConn this season and is meeting those expectations.The sophomore put up a career-high in points for the second consecutive game Tuesday night. Her 29 led the nations second-ranked team to a 98-65 win over Dayton.Samuelson, who had 28 points on Sunday against LSU, hit 10 of her 17 shots and was 4 of 8 from 3-point range. She also had six assists and pulled down six rebounds.I know I got a lot of 3s against LSU and Im not going to get that every game, she said. So I just tried to do more than just stand on the 3-point line.Gabby Williams tied her single-game high with 19 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and had a career-high five assists for the Huskies (4-0). Napheesa Collier chipped in with 22 points to help extend the nations longest winning streak to 79 games.Jenna Burdette and Lauren Cannatelli each scored 15 for Dayton (2-2), which had won two straight.The Flyers led 10-5 midway through the first quarter. Burdette had five points during that run. But the Huskies scored the next 15 and led 22-13 going into the second quarter.Samuelson had 20 points by intermission and it was 51-31 at halftime.UConn made 48.7 percent of its shots and outscored the Flyers 50-30 in the paint.We got some easy buckets, which we didnt get at LSU or Baylor , UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. We got a couple tonight and that really helped. And once again, if you shoot the ball well, everything looks good.THE BIG PICTUREUConn: The Huskies streak seems almost certain to reach at least 80 games, but after that things could get interesting again. UConn began the season with wins over two top-12 opponents in Florida State and Baylor. They play Chattanooga next, but face No. 18 DePaul, No. 14 Texas, top-ranked Notre Dame, No. 8 Ohio State and No. 6 Maryland, all before January. UConns winning streak is the third longest in college basketball history, behind only its own program record of 90 straight from 2008-10 and the UCLA mens record of 88 consecutive victories from 1971-74.Dayton: The Flyers had bounced back nicely after a season-opening loss at home to Quinnipiac, with road wins over Wiscoonsin and Princeton.dddddddddddd First-year coach Shauna Greens team was picked to finish second in the Atlantic 10 and believed a trip to Storrs could help prepare them for the conference season. She was pleased with the effort.I dont care about the score; I dont look at the scoreboard, said Green, who was an assistant until Jim Jabir resigned for personal reasons in September. Thats all weve been preaching -- you have to fight. It doesnt matter, just continue to play hard and with some energy and some passion.STAT OF THE GAMEThe Huskies had 27 assists on 37 baskets, with four players dishing out four or more. Freshman Crystal Dangerfield led the way with nine assists, followed by Samuelson (6), Williams (5) and Kia Nurse (4).OTHER STREAKSThe 79-game streak isnt the only run UConn is on. The Huskies have won 111 games against unranked opponents, 51 straight home games and 23 straight regular season non-conference games (116 of 120). Theyve also gone 853 games without losing back-to-back contests.POLL IMPLICATIONSUConns ranking likely wont be affected by this game. Barring any upsets, they should stay where they are until the Dec. 7 showdown with top-ranked Notre Dame in South Bend.UP NEXTUConn: After playing four games in nine days, the Huskies are off for the Thanksgiving holiday before hosting their first game off campus in Hartford on Nov. 29 against Chattanooga.Auriemma said the team wont practice again until Saturday . Most of the players will be traveling home. The others, he said, are invited to his house for turkey and lasagna.Weve been traveling a lot and I think the kids are tired, he said.Dayton: The Flyers are off to Bimini in the Bahamas for the Junkanoo Jam, where they will face Georgia Tech on Friday and then either Missouri or Creighton.Thats three great teams from Power Five conferences, Green said. If we can get two wins down there, that just builds your resume for later on in March. I really want to see how we respond to this and see our mental toughness, see how we take this and use it to get better. ' ' '